Florence Kennedy

Obituary of Florence E Kennedy

Florence Emily Kennedy passed away peacefully to be with her Lord on May 20, 2021 with her family by her side. “Effie” was born in North Bergen, NJ on December 7, 1927, the daughter of Emma (Schmidt) and Svend T. Becker. She lived in Norwood and Dumont before retiring to Sweetwater, in 1992 with her beloved husband of 55 years, John A. Kennedy who predeceased her in 2003. A Tenafly High School and Bergen Community College graduate, Effie was employed by the Vanguard Health System for 19 years while raising three children. She contributed her talents to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 272, Sweetwater Fire Department Auxiliary, The Egg Harbor City Historical Society, and the Mullica Township Historical Society in the Pines. She is survived by her children Kathleen, Mary Amelia, and John, her loving grandchildren, Kate (Ted), Henry (Carolina), Emily, and Colton. The Smith sisters brought abundant joy when she became a great grandmother to Libby, Emma and Grace. Dearest longtime friends and neighbors were appreciated for their contributions to the fullness of her life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:30am at the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling. Interment will follow at Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee. The family will greet friends on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Market Street Mission in Morristown, Mullica in the Pines Historical Society, Egg Harbor City Historical Society, or the charity of your choice, would be Effie’s wish. The family wishes to invite everyone who attends the funeral to the repass following the cemetery at Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 90 The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ 201-313-9463 For further information, or to leave an online condolence message please visit www.gcfuneralhome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Florence Kennedy, please visit Tribute Store


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, May 24, 2021
Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Shrine Of St. Joseph
1050 Long Hill Road
Stirling, New Jersey, United States


1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
Share Your Memory of